The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Saturday June 16, 2012 at the William Grove Baptist Church, 71 Gill Street, Ellaville, Georgia. The Reverend Michael Edge, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Davis Chapel A.M.E. Church Cemetery, Georgia Highway 26 West, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Alfred was born April 13, 1938 in Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia to the late Ed Tookes, Sr. and Florinda Nelson Tookes. He was preceded in death by three siblings: Catherine Tookes Jones, Goodwin Tookes and Eddie Junior Tookes. He was educated in the public school system of Macon County and in 1959 he graduated from the historic D. F. Douglass High School. In 1960 he moved to Detroit, Michigan where he engaged in several jobs and later in 1964 he became employed with Garwood, Inc. In 1973 he was employed with Ford Motor Company and after twenty-five years of dedicated services he retired in 1997. During his tenure in Detroit, Michigan he acquired a certificate in tailoring from Coopers Tailoring School in 1979, a certificate in Auto Paint and Body in 1996 and a certificate in welding in 1980. In September 1966 Alfred was united in holy matrimony to the former Elmer Jolly and to this union they were blessed with one daughter, After the death of his wife Elmer, he was united in holy matrimony to the former Sandra Clemons Blount June 14, 2003, and to this union he was blessed with four stepsons.
He leaves a legacy of golden memories to his beloved family which include a loving and devoted wife of nine years, Sandra Clemons Blount Tookes, Oglethorpe, Georgia; one daughter, Jacquelyn Teresa Tookes Lawson (Kimbly), Buena Vista, Georgia; four step sons, Donald Clemons and Dewayne Clemons both of Americus, Georgia, Thomas Clemons, Frederickburg, Virginia and Michael Clemons, Santa Clara, California; two grandsons, eight step grandchildren and four step great grandchildren; three siblings, Lula Pearl Hudson, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Irene Bias, College Park, Georgia and Evern Sanford, Detroit, Michigan; four sisters-in-law and brother-in law, Delores Argo, Ypsilanti, Michigan, Mary Wiggins Tookes, Ellaville, Georgia, Blanch Reedy, St. Petersburg, Florida and Lewis Clemons (Jessie), Conyers, Georgia; and as host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
- Eva Hart-Arnold(Tuesday, June 19 12 11:00 pm EDT)
I extend my most profound sympathy to you and the family at this difficult time. May God Bless, Eva Hart-Arnold, Cousin
- Alice Harris Glaze(Saturday, June 16 12 09:03 pm EDT)
May God bless you and your family during this time of bereavement.
- Derrick & Linda Hinton(Saturday, June 16 12 06:15 pm EDT)
We know you are in amazing hands with your family. We hope we can also offer our love and support to you as you have always graciously done for us. We know this is a difficult time. We are truly sorry for your loss.
Derrick & Linda Hinton Shreveport, LA
- George and Patricia Holt(Friday, June 15 12 11:21 pm EDT)
May God comfort you doing your time of lost
- Mrs.Freddie Young Webb(Friday, June 15 12 09:12 pm EDT)
Praying that the Lord will comfort you with His peace....surround you with His love...and encourage you with His presence.
- Joe and Kay Coady(Friday, June 15 12 09:06 pm EDT)
We are sorry to hear of the passing of Cousin Alfred. We always enjoyed visiting with him and his family. He always had a.cheerful smile.Our prayers go to his wife and family.
- Elaine C. Nealy(Friday, June 15 12 02:32 pm EDT)
With Deepest Sympathy to the family of Alfred Tookes. We love you. Keep God first in your life.
- simon lawson and family(Thursday, June 14 12 10:16 pm EDT)
Remember Jesus is lord our help in the time of need we love you and wish that we were there with you be bless by the best our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
- Carolyn Hudson(Thursday, June 14 12 04:35 pm EDT)
Sorry to hear about the passing of your father. God needed him and time will help to heal and lessen your sorrow. Sorry that I am unable to be there but you are and will be in my prayers.
- Cynthia Person(Thursday, June 14 12 02:38 pm EDT)
To Teresa, Lawson, Christian and Matthew
My deepest sympathy in your loss. May your memories comfort you during this time.
- Frank B. Pride(Wednesday, June 13 12 03:12 pm EDT)
Sandra and family, as you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a sign of love rising to the heavens. Our deepest sympathy.
Frank B. Pride & Family
- Patricia Wallace(Wednesday, June 13 12 12:06 pm EDT)
Ms. Tookes my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Just know that he is finally at rest from all the pain. I don't have to tell you because you already know that the Lord is with you and he will comfort you always. You will forever have the memories in your heart of your love one. May God bless you all and give you strength.
- Peggy West(Wednesday, June 13 12 11:23 am EDT)
We are going to Miss you Unc, You were the last and younges uncle left for some of us.
Love and Miss you!!
Peggy West, Richmond, VA
- CORINE HARRIS /CHILDREN(Wednesday, June 13 12 09:12 am EDT)
MAY HAPPY MEMORIES CARRY YOU THROUGH THIS SORROWFUL TIME.